Oak Hill High School’s Industrial Arts Teacher Larry McCarthy was awarded the Lois P. Lambert Award Oct. 19 at Maine Science Teachers’ Association conference. He was also acknowledged at the school’s student of the month assembly.

The Louis P. Lambert Award is designed to recognize a public or private school teacher who: inspires student achievement in science in a caring, compassionate manner; who shows creative approaches in linking student learning to the Maine Science Standards and incorporating the spirit of a framework for K-12 science education; and who makes continuous and enduring contributions to science education by integrating with local and state initiatives, promoting science education, and providing training or resources to other science teachers, according to a news release from the school.

McCarthy incorporates real world science into his classes. He uses his knowledge of the trades, tools and engineering, to make science relevant to students. Larry presented at the NSTA conference in Chicago to highlight his work with tech and science partnerships. He has helped create materials for science classes, and has co-created a Tech Science curriculum for “at risk” Freshman. Larry has worked with at risk students during the summer integrating science, technology and industrial arts topics. He partners with Ed Zuis, a science teacher, to give students a unique experience that weaves together science and engineering, according to the release.

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